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FastSHAPES Rectircle development program for metal

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Round to Rectangle Development Program

FastSHAPES® is the generic name for a suite of Plate & Sheet development software programs specifically designed for heavy fabrication where the main jointing technology is welding.

The RECTIRCLE software module is for the development of a wide range of cross-sectional transformer shapes in medium weight materials of constant thickness, which might or might not have tightly pressed corners. Covers multi- shape plate transitions of up to eight different shape to shape developments - Square to Square, Round to Rectangular and Frogmouth transitions. Allowances for Twist and tilt Off-set outlets in X & Y. Collars are optional, and when used may be parallel or mitered.

downarrowTYPICAL APPLICATIONS
Bulk Materials Handling - hoppers and chutes. Fluids Conveying - ducts, transitions, - transformers, hoods, shrouds. `Industrial strength' structures - thick plate.

downarrowTECHNICAL DESCRIPTION
Uses triangulation development method, two setout types.
Covers finite thickness 3D plate structures.
Stucture connects between user-located shapes.
Shapes are `rectircles', i.e. round cornered rectangles.
Rectircle describes circle, rectangle, obround, etc.
Elliptical cross-sections also provided for, and ... A `half-shape' may be defined at one end.
Optional automatic mitreing at ends, for improved flow.
Optional prismatic collars, mandatory when with mitres.
Automatic compensation for tightly pressed thick plate.

downarrowDATA REQUIREMENTS
bullet pointInlet and outlet cross-sectional shape parameters.
bullet pointPosition and direction of outlet relative to inlet.
bullet pointCollar lengths and mitreing options.
bullet pointPlate thickness.
bullet pointLongitudinal joint locations (up to 8 joints)
bullet pointNumber of strakes in main body (up to 4 strakes)
bullet pointGreen, and provision for longitudinal seam offsets.
bullet pointSelection of development type.

downarrowOUTPUT
Patterns in any of the following forms ...
bullet pointFastCAM file
bullet pointDXF (2D) file
bullet pointCoordinate Table
bullet pointA 3D DXF file describing the complete structure.


downarrowPROGRAM REFERENCE
M3FS7 : RECTIRCLE

downarrowOTHER REFERENCES
M3FS11 : BEND(Multi-gore rectircular bends)


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